The Battle of Mexico City
It is my opinion that the Mexican America war was one of the major factors that led to the Civil War. The war was fought as part of the Manifest Destiny mindset of the times, which led to infighting among the states. This infighting concerned whether or not the new states that were being formed would be slave states or free states. This struggle for a balance of power eventually set off the Civil War and succeeded in tearing our nation apart.
I feel this caused more damage than Santa Anna could have ever imagined. Conclusion The effect of the Mexican American war is felt to this day in the United States. The Battle of Mexico city was a decisive battle in winning this war.
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This paper shows that the internal battles it set off were far mor long reaching than the arm of Manifest Destiny. References Bauer, K. Jack. The Mexican War, 1846-1848 (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. , 1974).